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Cozy and romantic fully equip modern cottage
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Entire cottage
4 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Sparkling clean
3 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

Pets stay for free on approval. Moments from San Juan Bay. World renowned salmon and halibut fishing, West Coast Trail, Botanical Beach, hiking, canoeing, Ancient Forests, sandy beaches, biking, fishing charters, Pacific Northwest Rainforest and more
Only 2 hours from the Victoria Airport


Cable TV
Laptop friendly workspace
Wireless Internet

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules

No smoking, parties, or events
Check-in is anytime after 4PM and check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox


31 Reviews

Hannah User Profile
July 2016
Karen was very friendly and provided lots of useful info and tips for our stay in advance via email, in the notes in the accommodation and in person. She also found out useful fishing info from locals that really helped out. The place is small and perfectly formed with all we nee…
Karen User Profile
Response from Karen:
Hi Hannah, Thank you for your wonderful review. I am so glad that you and Joe enjoyed your trip and that it was relaxing and stress free! I'm wondering if the 2" mattress topper was on the sofa bed? Sincerely, Karen Felske, "A Shack In The Woods"
July 2016
Jane User Profile
August 2018
We stayed at Shack in the Woods for one night in August 2018. We were looking for a dog friendly home in Port Renfrew and we found it! This place is great for people too! It is located within the Wild Coast Cottages complex in Port Renfrew. The setting is superb, overlooking the…
Karen User Profile
Response from Karen:
Hi Jane, Thank you so much for the fantastic review! I am thrilled that everyone enjoyed their time at "The Shack". I just want to say about the directions to the cottage, In my long "Welcome Letter" that I sent to you and everyone who books, I very clearly detail exactly how to get to the cottage, following bends in a road, keeping to the right, etc. Sometime after people book they forget to check back and re-read their letter that I provide. Here is a a clip of the directions: Once you arrive to Port Renfrew, stay on the main road (Parkinson Road). You will drive past the fire hall on your left hand side, and the ambulatory bldg. on your right. You will reach “Tomi’s Restaurant” on the right hand side, and then you will come to Baird Road where you will turn Right. Take an immediate left turn into the cottage area. Keep following the road to the right hand side. Follow the bend, stay to your right, and pass a small green field. The road will naturally want to curve left, but stay to the right where you will see a large driftwood stump. When you see the huge boulder, you will know that you have arrived at #88! If there is something more that I can add, please don't hesitate to let me know. All the best, Jane Sincerely, Karen Felske "A Shack In The Woods"
August 2018
Janelle User Profile
July 2018
great location. Had everything needed for a stay in Port Renfrew
Marla User Profile
June 2018
Our family of four had a great time at the Shack in the Woods. Communication was fantastic, fast and accommodating. The directions were clear and easy to follow. The cottage was the perfect base from which to explore the amazingly beautiful Port Renfrew. Thank you Karen!
Fallon User Profile
May 2018
An excellent place to stay in Port Renfrew. Really easy to get around to all the nice spots! Beautiful neighbourhood, cabin, CAMPFIRE, and town. The place was tidy and the beds were super comfy. We brought a dog with us and he loved it! Excellent area and fenced porch. Will defin…
Karen User Profile
Response from Karen:
Hi Fallon, thank you for your wonderful review. I am so glad that you all enjoyed your time in Port Renfrew and at "A Shack In The Woods". I look forward to hosting you again!
May 2018
Laura User Profile
April 2018
Karen's place is in a great location to explore Port Renfrew & the surrounding area. She was very clear with directions and check in instructions, and made everything very easy. The "Shack in the woods" was perfectly clean & very well stocked. We didn't get to use the fire pit as…
Jeff User Profile
August 2017
Perfect place to have your homebase in Port Renfrew. Close to Botanical Beach, Avatar Grove, and the other beaches along the coast. 2 minute walk to food if you want to go out to eat. Great views of the water and the sunset on the neighborhood pier.
Karen User Profile
Response from Karen:
Hi Jeff! It was great to have you stay at "A Shack In The Woods" for your honeymoon. I hope you found lots of adventures and have taken many good memories home with you.
August 2017

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Karen User Profile
31 Reviews
I am a wife and mother of three adult children and 2 pugs. My husband and I started coming out to Port Renfrew for the world renowned salmon and halibut fishing 6 years ago. We loved Port Renfrew so much that we bought our first cottage 4 years ago. There are so many things to do…
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